Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Progress on the Festive Front...

Well there has been some progress.

I have completed another Christmas ball:

I now have 8 of these (two of each colour). They have all been made out of leftover yarn from the Summer of Socks.

I finished the embroidery on the Christmas Stockings:

I found a font on the computer called St. Nicholas, which I tried to mimic on the stockings. I think they turned out pretty well!

I made some Crocheted Snowflakes:

I added some Swarovski Crystals to them so they will really sparkle when I hang them in the windows!

I made a wreath to hang on my front door:

But I am afraid to hang it in case it gets pilfered. I suppose I will wait to see if anyone else hangs wreaths and see what happens to them.
I have begun the Flared Lace Smoke Ring by Heartstrings purchased from The Loopy Ewe:

I have changed the wool I was using from the Lane Borgosia Laceweight to Luxury Collection's Alpaca Cashmere. It's a fingering weight and is saving my sanity! (the laceweight kept getting staticky and sticking to my sweaters, then it would tangle...) I think I will use the laceweight for a shawl in the summer.
...and finally my Boyfriend and I put up our tree last night (although we are not decorating it until Saturday). We couldn't wait any longer and we wanted to see it the lights worked, etc...:

They work. They are also really hard to photograph! I had to use the fireworks setting on my digital camera to get a half decent pic.
I'm really proud of our tree topper:
It has crystals on it and really sparkles in the daytime.
Well that's the report from the festive front!

1 comment:

Sner said...

I saw your ornaments and was inspired!! I made six pairs to give to office friends. Thanks so much for blogging them.